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Best Lego minifigures complete Series 12 picture gallery
Best Lego minifigures complete Series 12 picture gallery By Luke Edwards

Lego is constantly updating with new builds and new characters. The latest minifigures range to be released is Series 12. These new figures offer a code with each character which can be used to unlock access to the playable character in the Lego Minifigures... Read more

We need bigger guns: Nerf Mega Thunderbow and the Nerf Demolisher 2-in-1 review
We need bigger guns: Nerf Mega Thunderbow and the Nerf Demolisher 2-in-1 review By Stuart Miles

Nerf has released two new top of the range Nerf weapons, but which one should you go for? We've been shooting to find out.Nerf Mega ThunderbowKatniss Everdeen has a lot to answer for doesn't she? The latest Nerf weapon, you see, is a bow and dart combo... Read more

Anki Drive for Android confirmed, new cars launched
Anki Drive for Android confirmed, new cars launched By Stuart Miles

Anki Drive, the modern day Scalextrix-esque toy that works with the iPhone and iPad, is coming to Android as the company looks to expand the appeal of the intelligent racing toy.Beyond the move to Android, which is due in October, the company is also... Read more

What is Apple's Family Sharing feature for iOS 8, and why should you care?
What is Apple's Family Sharing feature for iOS 8, and why should you care? By Elyse Betters

Apple has a new feature that promises to not only save you money but also make it easier for your family to share everything, from apps to music.The feature is called Family Sharing, and it works across both iOS devices and Macs. Available for consumers... Read more

Lego Serious Play is the grown-up office toy you'll always wish you had
Lego Serious Play is the grown-up office toy you'll always wish you had By Peter Jenkinson

Some of the sparkly new offices on the start-up scene have their fun foibles installed, such as foosball and ping-pong tables (table tennis if you like). Some have slides and swings, fun is positively promoted, and yet these outfits continue to get the... Read more

Yes, you can enter the Lego Star Wars Oscars as The Golden Brickies Awards opens
Yes, you can enter the Lego Star Wars Oscars as The Golden Brickies Awards opens By Rik Henderson

Lego has launched its own Oscars-style awards for the best Star Wars-themed builds and photos in the UK. The Golden Brickies, illustrated by the Lego version of C-3PO on a typical Academy Award plinth, is split into several categories and the toy company... Read more

Sphero Ollie hands-on review: Cylindrical, fast, and totally cool
Sphero Ollie hands-on review: Cylindrical, fast, and totally cool By Elyse Betters

Ollie is finally out.The Sphero team first showed off Ollie at CES 2014 in January, but its latest robot toy was called something different then: Sphero 2B. It has been renamed and is considered the follow-up to the original Sphero, a smartphone-controlled... Read more

Why LeapFrog LeapTV games console should be number one on many kids' Christmas lists
Why LeapFrog LeapTV games console should be number one on many kids' Christmas lists By Rik Henderson

LeapFrog has become quite a force in gadgetry for young children, with well-thought-out intuitive kids' versions of some of the biggest tech trends around. It has kids' versions of handheld games consoles and tablet devices in its range, and recently... Read more

K'Nex Bloodhound claims Guinness World Record; real Bloodhound SSC eyes 1000mph target for 2016
K'Nex Bloodhound claims Guinness World Record; real Bloodhound SSC eyes 1000mph target for 2016 By Chris Hall

This life-sized K'Nex replica of the Bloodhound Supersonic Car was today unveiled by Richard Noble, OBE and former world land speed record holder, at Brooklands Museum in Surrey.The model, measured by the National Physical Laboratory and confirmed by... Read more

Anki Drive review
4.0 stars Anki Drive review By Stuart Miles

When you were young you probably played Scalextric. It was a lot of fun and while you would no doubt pick up a trigger and squeeze it today given half the chance, there is a new challenger in town: Anki Drive.Anki Drive doesn't require you to place the... Read more

Ignore No More app locks a child’s phone if they refuse to pick-up parent’s call
Ignore No More app locks a child’s phone if they refuse to pick-up parent’s call By Luke Edwards

A Texan mother and former soldier has come up with an app to stop her child ignoring her calls. And it's now available for anyone.The Ignore No More app allows parents to disable their child's phone if they're not answering calls or texts. The child is... Read more

Lego Minecraft brings online bricks into the real world, full-sized
Lego Minecraft brings online bricks into the real world, full-sized By Luke Edwards

Lego has released a new range of Minecraft kits, with full-sized bricks, available to buy now. These are just the start as more sets are due to follow.Until now the only Lego Minecraft available was micro sets with the blocks and characters shrunk down... Read more

Chocolate Lego that you can eat is here to make tidying away bricks much more fun
Chocolate Lego that you can eat is here to make tidying away bricks much more fun By Luke Edwards

While Lego is great fun to build, it's the clearing away of bricks that can be boring. That in mind a Japanese illustrator, designer and general genius has created chocolate Lego.These aren't official Lego bricks but hopefully the idea will be popular... Read more

Lego Mark VI cyborg arm grabs our attention and anything else it wants
Lego Mark VI cyborg arm grabs our attention and anything else it wants By Luke Edwards

A cyborg arm, dubbed Mark VI, has been built out of Lego that can make a fist, grab objects and pull-off gestures, all at the behest of its wearer.No it's not mind-controlled unfortunately. But it is Lego Mindstorms EV3 kit that was used to create the... Read more

Send voice messages to your children through their toys with ToyMail
Send voice messages to your children through their toys with ToyMail By Luke Edwards

ToyMail has graduated from Kickstarter and is now available on Firebox as a UK exclusive.The toy allows parents to record voice messages on their phones that play on their child's toy, from anywhere in the world.ToyMail aims to bring parents into their... Read more

Lego Simpsons Springfield is mind-bogglingly awesome
Lego Simpsons Springfield is mind-bogglingly awesome By Luke Edwards

When the Lego Simpsons was released it was only a matter of time before some intrepid block builder took it to the next level. That's been achieved with a massive city built of Lego.The Lego Simpsons house went on sale this year for £179 while the figures... Read more

Sproutling: The Fitbit of baby monitors that can predict when your baby will wake up
Sproutling: The Fitbit of baby monitors that can predict when your baby will wake up By Stuart Miles

A new baby monitor designed to predict when a baby is expected to wake up will go on sale in the new year.Sproutling, which hopes to give parents a little extra peace of mind, is a baby monitor that will monitor a baby's movement, heart rate, and skin... Read more

Win: A LEGO Technic L350F Volvo Wheel Loader courtesy of LEGO worth over £160
Win: A LEGO Technic L350F Volvo Wheel Loader courtesy of LEGO worth over £160 By Pocket-lint Promotion

For the first time in history, LEGO and Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) have joined forces to create a motorised LEGO Technic L350F Volvo Wheel Loader and Pocket-lint has teamed up with the toy giant to offer two lucky readers the chance to win... Read more

Simon Swipe: Classic game gets a remake with new challenges
Simon Swipe: Classic game gets a remake with new challenges By Stuart Miles

Hasbro has remade Simon Says for a new generation bringing with it a series of new challenges to master.Now instead of a pocketable game that featured four lights, you have to, as the name suggests, swipe as well as tap your way through remembering a... Read more

Have yourself or any pic turned into Lego with Brick-A-Pic
Have yourself or any pic turned into Lego with Brick-A-Pic By Rik Henderson

Have you ever fancied turning a picture of yourself or any other kind of image into a Lego work of art? Well, if Brick-A-Pic is successfully crowdfunded in the next 16 days, you'll be able to. And what's more, you build it yourself. Twice the fun.The... Read more

While you're waiting for a smaller PS4 to appear, treat yourself to one of these
While you're waiting for a smaller PS4 to appear, treat yourself to one of these By Rik Henderson

Takara Tomy, the Japanese toy manufacturer, is branching out with its range of collectable figures by introducing a range of miniature Sony PlayStation consoles.Starting with the PlayStation 2 and going through the entire release line-up over the years... Read more

How do you follow up Batman Tumbler Lego? With The Walking Dead Lego, that's how
How do you follow up Batman Tumbler Lego? With The Walking Dead Lego, that's how By Rik Henderson

The Lego Batman Tumbler Batmobile we wrote about the other day caused something of a stir. Every single one of us, and a large amount of our readers it seems, want one and we couldn't help drooling over the set that contains more than 1,800 pieces.However,... Read more

Hasbro okays artists to design and sell 3D printed toy art for fans on Shapeways
Hasbro okays artists to design and sell 3D printed toy art for fans on Shapeways By Elyse Betters

Hasbro has embraced 3D printing. It announced 3D printing marketplace Shapeways is now selling fan art inspired by Hasbro brands like My Little Pony.In an interview with The New York Times, John Frascott, chief marketing officer at Hasbro, revealed that... Read more

Lego Batman Tumbler Batmobile coming soon for those with time and a fat wallet
Lego Batman Tumbler Batmobile coming soon for those with time and a fat wallet By Rik Henderson

Lego has announced a new addition to its Ultimate Collectors' Series range, the Batman Tumbler Batmobile, as seen in the more recent Dark Knight trilogy of movies.The 76023 Lego Batman Tumbler UCS set with be comprised of 1,869 pieces for $199 (£116)... Read more

Legoland Windsor gets free Wi-Fi, now you can watch The Lego Movie surrounded by Lego
Legoland Windsor gets free Wi-Fi, now you can watch The Lego Movie surrounded by Lego By Rik Henderson

Legoland has partnered with The Cloud to offer free Wi-Fi throughout the Windsor theme park. Visitors can use the free wireless internet connection as much as they like while on the site, and can also access Legoland's Q-bot service, which allows them... Read more

Keep your kids fit and healthy while they play, LeapFrog LeapBand is their own activty tracker
Keep your kids fit and healthy while they play, LeapFrog LeapBand is their own activty tracker By Rik Henderson

LeapFrog has entered the wearables market with a cross between a sports fitness band and a smartwatch that encourages kids to keep healthy by playing games.The LeapBand activity tracker is a watch-like device that kids between four and seven can wear.... Read more

Nerf NStrike ProCam: A blaster with built-in camera so you can record your takedowns
Nerf NStrike ProCam: A blaster with built-in camera so you can record your takedowns By Stuart Miles

Nerf has launched a new Nerf gun that comes complete with a built-in camera so you can record just how good a shot you are.The new Nerf NStrike ProCam is a standard looking blaster rifle from the company, but look closely and you'll soon notice that it... Read more

Furby Boom is back, and this time it's got a Crystal makeover
Furby Boom is back, and this time it's got a Crystal makeover By Stuart Miles

Furby was the number one selling toy for Christmas 2013, and Hasbro is hoping it can repeat that feat a second year running.To do so, it is releasing a new "Crystal series" Furby and Furblings for those who either missed out first time around or need... Read more

Is this the coolest thing ever? A flatpack foosball table made of cardboard
Is this the coolest thing ever? A flatpack foosball table made of cardboard By Elyse Betters

Do you love football and have extra space to fill in your man-cave but don't want to spend a lot? Then a cardboard foosball table is your thing.Gadget retail site Firebox has listed a new product called Flat Pack Cardboard Foosball Table. It's a ready-to-assemble... Read more

Hands-on: Lego Ultra Agents Mission HQ review
Hands-on: Lego Ultra Agents Mission HQ review By Luke Edwards

Building Lego is fun in itself, but Lego being Lego it wants to offer even more bang for your buck. Its new Ultra Agents range is here - not only to be built but to be interacted with using its app. This free app adds an intense story to what you've built,... Read more

What did you do Ray? The Stay Puft Marshmallow Man attacks our Lego Ghostbusters set
What did you do Ray? The Stay Puft Marshmallow Man attacks our Lego Ghostbusters set By Stuart Miles

"Who you gonna call?" says the box proudly, leading you to savour the thought of building the Ecto 1 car from the 80s classic Ghostbusters in Lego.The new set, which is part of the new Lego Ideas (previously Cuusoo) family, is the latest throwback to... Read more

Makies, world's first 3D printed dolls launch in Hamleys, this is what they look like
Makies, world's first 3D printed dolls launch in Hamleys, this is what they look like By Rik Henderson

During Hamleys' Christmas in July showcase held technically in June (and nowhere near Christmas but such is the nature of these things), Pocket-lint's eye was attracted to a new range of dolls coming to the store the very next day. Makies, a British brand... Read more

What's more awesome than Glastonbury? Lego Glastonbury
What's more awesome than Glastonbury? Lego Glastonbury By Rik Henderson

Glastonbury starts today, the music side of the festival anyway, and many thousands will already be there enjoying the sun (at the moment at least) and other festivities. However, The Lego Movie's UK Twitter feed has given us a glimpse of something that's... Read more

Real FX Racing AI RC cars: Hands-on with the Kickstarter project everyone's talking about
Real FX Racing AI RC cars: Hands-on with the Kickstarter project everyone's talking about By Rik Henderson

No sooner have we seen one Scalextric replacement system than another turns up. Real FX Racing, on the face of it, has a similar premise to Anki Drive, which Pocket-lint played with during our Tech Tavern event in honour of London Technology Week.However,... Read more

TX Juice AI Copter: Hands-on with the RC helicopter that will last longer than Christmas Day
TX Juice AI Copter: Hands-on with the RC helicopter that will last longer than Christmas Day By Rik Henderson

You know that thing where you or your child unwrap a brand new remote controlled helicopter on Christmas Day or a birthday, only for it to shatter in pieces in contact with the living room light fittings 20 minutes later? Yeah, us too. Only too well.The... Read more

Real FX tabletop racing with AI is like Anki Drive without the need for an iPhone
Real FX tabletop racing with AI is like Anki Drive without the need for an iPhone By Luke Edwards

Artificially Intelligent cars that race you around the track in Anki Drive are great, but for those without an iPhone to control them there have been few options. Now Real FX is aiming to bring AI real world racing without the need for a mobile.Many parents... Read more

Leapfrog LeapPad3 and LeapPad Ultra XDi bring power and resolution to kids' tough tablets
Leapfrog LeapPad3 and LeapPad Ultra XDi bring power and resolution to kids' tough tablets By Luke Edwards

Leapfrog, the children's tablet specialist, has unveiled its newest tough tablets in the LeapPad3 and LeapPad Ultra XDi.Both feature the usual education-focused software expected from Leapfrog. That means educational videos, games, books and apps. And... Read more

Lego bus stop appears in London replacing the real thing
Lego bus stop appears in London replacing the real thing By Luke Edwards

The bus stop outside Hamleys on Regent Street in London is not what it appears, it's a Lego model version. It's fully functional and in use right now.The Lego bus stop, at first glance, looks like any other London bus stop. But a closer look reveals... Read more

Look no stabilisers, Jyrobike is the kids bike that balances itself
Look no stabilisers, Jyrobike is the kids bike that balances itself By Stuart Miles

Jyrobike is a new bicycle aimed for kids due out in the first half of 2015 that should mean they can ditch the need for stabilisers even if they've never ridden a bike before.The bike, which is fitted with an intelligent gyroscope in the front wheel,... Read more

Lego Fusion puts real world Lego into its new augmented reality Lego games
Lego Fusion puts real world Lego into its new augmented reality Lego games By Luke Edwards

Lego has announced a new generation it's calling Lego Fusion. Using special bricks, that can be recognised by the Fusion app on iOS or Android, it's possible to build real Lego buildings that appear in a virtual world. Or make virtual constructs and use... Read more

Anki Drive is the iPhone-controlled Scalextric from the future: Playtime at the Tech Tavern
Anki Drive is the iPhone-controlled Scalextric from the future: Playtime at the Tech Tavern By Rik Henderson

Of all the things being shown at the Pocket-lint Tech Tavern this week, Anki Drive perhaps regressed us to giggle like kids the most. It's easy to see why, just look at the bullet points: track racing, robot cars, Batmobile designer, iOS control, AI opponents,... Read more

Remotely lock a child’s tablet or phone using DinnerTime app
Remotely lock a child’s tablet or phone using DinnerTime app By Luke Edwards

Meal times can often turn into a refuelling mission for the family while everyone focuses on their gadgets and not each other. The DinnerTime app was built to fix that issue and help families spend more time together by allowing parent's to lock their... Read more

What is Apple iOS 8 Family Sharing and how does it work?
What is Apple iOS 8 Family Sharing and how does it work? By Luke Edwards

Apple announced its new Family Sharing feature at its World Wide Developer Conference this week. But what is Family Sharing and how does it actually help?Credit controlAt its heart Family Sharing is about offering more control to parents over their children,... Read more

World’s tallest Lego tower built with nearly half a million bricks
World’s tallest Lego tower built with nearly half a million bricks By Luke Edwards

A Lego tower has been built in Budapest that has broken the Guinness World Record for The Tallest Structure Built with Interlocking Plastic Bricks.The tower stands with bricks alone and no form of external support. The Official Lego Builders team managed,... Read more

Google celebrates 40th anniversary of Rubik’s Cube with interactive Google doodle
Google celebrates 40th anniversary of Rubik’s Cube with interactive Google doodle By Rik Henderson

The Rubik's Cube is 40 years-old today and to celebrate, Google has created a Google doodle that presents an interactive virtual version of the much-loved puzzle toy.Erno Rubik invented the 3x3x3 cube in the spring of 1974, although it wasn't released... Read more

Disney 3D printed teddy bears are coming
Disney 3D printed teddy bears are coming By Luke Edwards

Disney is pioneering 3D printed teddy bears that could leave Build A Bear in a spot of bother.Researchers at Carnegie Melon University have worked with Disney Research to create a 3D printer that is capable of 3D knitting.The woollen 3D printer is capable... Read more

Trailer for Lego Simpsons Brick Like Me episode revealed ahead of 4 May airing
Trailer for Lego Simpsons Brick Like Me episode revealed ahead of 4 May airing By Stuart Miles

The Lego episode of the Simpsons is almost here, but now we've been given a treat from Fox and Lego in the guise of a 1 minute 51 second trailer for the show that airs this Sunday.Called Brick Like Me, the story sees Homer Simpson slowly remember his... Read more

LeapFrog LeapBand is an activity band for kids with virtual pet capabilities
LeapFrog LeapBand is an activity band for kids with virtual pet capabilities By Elyse Betters

Smartwatches are everywhere, but they're usually expensive gadgets limited to teenagers and adults. LeapFrog has come to the rescue however and unveiled an affordable wrist product for tots.LeapFrog, the maker of numerous educational electronics for youngsters,... Read more

Hands-on: Furby Furblings review
Hands-on: Furby Furblings review By Stuart Miles

Hasbro has expanded its Furby Boom range with a new line of critters, or Furblings, that acts as physical friend if you already own a Furby Boom and we've had one in the office. The adorable and cute little fur balls are supposedly the offspring of your... Read more

Better than birthday candles, Rubik’s Cube celebrates 40 years with the Rubik’s Cube Light
Better than birthday candles, Rubik’s Cube celebrates 40 years with the Rubik’s Cube Light By Luke Edwards

It's 40-years since the Rubik's Cube was born. If, like us, you've never completed one in all that time this might be a sad day. Fear not there is light at the end of the tunnel, literally thanks to the Rubik's Cube Light.The 40th Anniversary Rubik's... Read more